Your First Korn Concert Experience!

Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 10:13 AM

My first Korn concert should have been during their Life is Peachy tour but Munky had gotten sick so they cancelled. I got my chance (thanks to my cousin Zinnia) to see them a year later in Houston during their Follow the Leader tour. It was an amazing show! Hed-Pe and Orgy were the opening bands. Jay and Paige autographed my red Korn t-shirt which years later my now ex-wife accidently sent to the Salvation Army ***mental picture of a somalian kid wearing it***. They played a good setlist such as Kill You, My Gift to You, Dead Bodies Everywhere, and the regular touring tracks they play. I remember first getting there I was getting my floor bracelet and when walking towards the floor entrance some pothead approached me asking if I wanna sell my ticket? Even after being marked and scanned! Go figure I guess...I said no and he just stood there looking into oblivion. Overall the concert experience is one I still haven't forgotten and will never! For that whole year I was the most hated person in my small town because I had gone to the concert. Would have been better to receive a leaving or welcome back party like Longfellow Deeds but not in my small U.S./Mexican Border town. Its not really difficult to sort out those who know English or Spanish here. The English Kids would ask "Hey how was the Korn Concert?" while the Hispanic kids would ask, "how wass el concerto de Elote (spanish for Corn)?" LOL :D. Awwwww....a good times they were! :D Do you remember your first time? :D
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  1. Re: Your First Korn Concert Experience!

    Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    My first Korn concert was recently!

    It was at Metaltown here in Sweden.
    I worked there in the wardrobe. After my "shift" was over I went to meet up with some friends who attended the festival and to see some bands.

    One of them was Korn.
    It was raining and it was cold and I didn't really have a good spot but is was awesome.
    It made me feel so relaxed and happy and made it feel like the sun was shining!

  2. Re: Your First Korn Concert Experience!

    Sat, Jul 9, 2011 at 3:15 PM

    My first Korn show was during the European leg of the tour in support of Untouchables back in august 2002, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Awesome show...support (Trust Co.) sucked, but I remember I was just so happy to see Korn lol. Met David outside the venue before the show (i actually wanted to meet Head :P) But all the other guys just ran inside the venue. David came out practicing with his drumsticks. The venue security sucked though. There weren't a lot of fans around when David came out. But they didn't let us approach him lol even though he said it was ok. So in the end we could get an autograph (i only had a piece of paper with me), but I had to give the piece of paper to a security guy, who gave it to David, and then back through the security guy to me. Pretty lame lol but oh well got an autograph, which was a huge deal back then to me haha.

  3. Re: Your First Korn Concert Experience!

    Sun, Jul 10, 2011 at 4:27 AM

    My first Korn-show was during the Sick & Twisted tour in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Korn didn't play in Europe a lot back in those days (and I didn't have the money to go to festivals back then) so this was actually the first chance I got to see them. I remember going to the venue (now a 5 minute walk from where I live) really early. I was really excited of course.
    P.O.D. was opening for Korn that tour and I remember being kind of disappointed since at first the rumor was Orgy would open for Korn. And since I was also a fan of Orgy, and didn't know P.O.D., I was kinda bummed out.
    I think P.O.D. played for 30 minutes and then left the stage. Later I would get into P.O.D. though. So if they would open for Korn now I would appreciate it much more though.

    Then when Korn came onstage it was like magic or something. I was like ''Oh man, there they are!''. I just went crazy for the full hour and a half they played. Also they did play the coolest setlist I have heard them play to date. There were all these songs that I haven't heard them play since. Songs like Good God, Faget, It's On! and more like those. Also during this tour J.D. had several stage outfits per show. Don't know if he did that before as well, but I haven't seen that after this show. I think this is still my favorite Korn-show I've seen.
    It wasn't the complete original line-up since David didn't come along (I think there was something wrong with his wrist or hand or something) and the drummer-dude from Faith No More filled his place. But that show was just awesome.

  4. Re: Your First Korn Concert Experience!

    Sun, Jul 10, 2011 at 4:53 AM

    tportnoy wrote:
    LOL! Yeah, it was pretty funny. I also thought my FTL was defective the first time I played it since there was silence til track 13...


    LMAO!! i'M GLAD SOMEONE MENTIONED THIS! Cus FTL was my first korn album..and I thought something was wrong with it too! Specially since i got it from BMG Music club. lol Once I let it run till trck 13 ..IT'S ONN!!! LOLS



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  5. Re: Your First Korn Concert Experience!

    Sun, Jul 10, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    JoJ0 wrote:
    tportnoy wrote:
    LOL! Yeah, it was pretty funny. I also thought my FTL was defective the first time I played it since there was silence til track 13...


    LMAO!! i'M GLAD SOMEONE MENTIONED THIS! Cus FTL was my first korn album..and I thought something was wrong with it too! Specially since i got it from BMG Music club. lol Once I let it run till trck 13 ..IT'S ONN!!! LOLS

    That was the first I bought, too. Made me think of them as pranksters LOL



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  6. Re: Your First Korn Concert Experience!

    Sun, Jul 10, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    Clearly, I did NOT put my cursor in the right spot for that reply...

  7. Re: Your First Korn Concert Experience!

    Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 7:27 PM

    I will never forget my first KORN concert! It was back in 1998, Family Values Tour with Orgy, Rammstein, Limp Bizkit, and Ice Cube. It was an amazing show, and about 5 months later I saw them again for the Rock is Dead tour with Rob Zombie. Best times of my life!!

    oh and FVT 98 was an arena tour ;)

  8. Re: Your First Korn Concert Experience!

    Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 6:27 PM

    erikakorngirl83 wrote:
    I will never forget my first KORN concert! It was back in 1998, Family Values Tour with Orgy, Rammstein, Limp Bizkit, and Ice Cube. It was an amazing show, and about 5 months later I saw them again for the Rock is Dead tour with Rob Zombie. Best times of my life!!

    oh and FVT 98 was an arena tour ;)


    Were those in Dallas?

  9. Re: Your First Korn Concert Experience!

    Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 7:39 PM

    tportnoy wrote:
    erikakorngirl83 wrote:
    I will never forget my first KORN concert! It was back in 1998, Family Values Tour with Orgy, Rammstein, Limp Bizkit, and Ice Cube. It was an amazing show, and about 5 months later I saw them again for the Rock is Dead tour with Rob Zombie. Best times of my life!!

    oh and FVT 98 was an arena tour ;)


    Were those in Dallas?



    Yes these shows were in Dallas :)

  10. Re: Your First Korn Concert Experience!

    Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 8:02 AM

    KoRn was my FIRST concert ever. I saw them with Zombie back in ~98. It was f'n awesome! That was also back in the day when I had to get the parents to take me to concerts. I once won tickets to a KoRn show on the radio the night/early morning before the show which was over 2 hour drive that I got the parents to drive me and a friend to \m/.

    I wish I could figure out all of the KoRn shows I have ever been too. Is there an archive of all of the past tours and dates somewhere?

  11. Re: Your First Korn Concert Experience!

    Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 8:22 AM

    DaDisch wrote:
    KoRn was my FIRST concert ever. I saw them with Zombie back in ~98. It was f'n awesome! That was also back in the day when I had to get the parents to take me to concerts. I once won tickets to a KoRn show on the radio the night/early morning before the show which was over 2 hour drive that I got the parents to drive me and a friend to \m/.

    I wish I could figure out all of the KoRn shows I have ever been too. Is there an archive of all of the past tours and dates somewhere?


    Last.fm can help you out for most of the shows probably.
    When you go to an artist page there you can go to tour dates and they have a pretty big archive of older shows (even from before that website was around) on there.

  12. Re: Your First Korn Concert Experience!

    Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 9:10 AM

    erikakorngirl83 wrote:
    tportnoy wrote:
    erikakorngirl83 wrote:
    I will never forget my first KORN concert! It was back in 1998, Family Values Tour with Orgy, Rammstein, Limp Bizkit, and Ice Cube. It was an amazing show, and about 5 months later I saw them again for the Rock is Dead tour with Rob Zombie. Best times of my life!!

    oh and FVT 98 was an arena tour ;)


    Were those in Dallas?



    Yes these shows were in Dallas :)


    Haha, cool...your 2nd Korn show was my first then! Couldn't make it to FVT. Almost went to Lollapalooza, they weren't there anyway since Munk got sick before the Dallas show...and almost caught them with Megadeth but ended up doing something else (before I really knew about Korn

  13. Re: Your First Korn Concert Experience!

    Sun, Jul 17, 2011 at 2:23 AM

    My first one was this year in June and it wasn't even a pure Korn-concert, it was a festival. Although I was busy escaping the circle pits it was alot of fun and made me turn into a Korn-fan. Unfortunately such concerts are highly addictive, can't wait for the next one*
    ~nothing is beyond you~

  14. Re: Your First Korn Concert Experience!

    Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 8:16 AM

    avangardeify wrote:
    My first one was this year in June and it wasn't even a pure Korn-concert, it was a festival. Although I was busy escaping the circle pits it was alot of fun and made me turn into a Korn-fan. Unfortunately such concerts are highly addictive, can't wait for the next one*
    ~nothing is beyond you~



    My husband's first was last summer at Mayhem. He's up to 3 now.

  15. Re: Your First Korn Concert Experience!

    Sat, Jul 23, 2011 at 2:48 PM

    My first time seeing Korn was on July 15, 2011 at ROCK USA in Oshkosh, WI. It was fuckin' awesome until the fuckin' sound system went out in the back. Lots of pissed off fans. I'm sure that KoRn heard us booing and it wasn't at them. We were pissed about the sound going out. I was so damn psyched that they were going to be there. It was a fuckin' excellent experience. Just wish that I could have been closer to the stage but that was reserved for the lame ass VIP ticket holders. That section was pretty much empty while the people behind the fuckin' fence were rockin' it out. KoRn was totally fuckin' awesome though. Got some awesome photos too. Jonathan looks DAMN good in a kilt. He can really blow those bagpipes too. It was totally fuckin' awesome to see them for the first time. My life is complete! :)

  16. Re: Your First Korn Concert Experience!

    Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 6:06 AM

    Sheryle wrote:
    My first time seeing Korn was on July 15, 2011 at ROCK USA in Oshkosh, WI. It was fuckin' awesome until the fuckin' sound system went out in the back. Lots of pissed off fans. I'm sure that KoRn heard us booing and it wasn't at them. We were pissed about the sound going out. I was so damn psyched that they were going to be there. It was a fuckin' excellent experience. Just wish that I could have been closer to the stage but that was reserved for the lame ass VIP ticket holders. That section was pretty much empty while the people behind the fuckin' fence were rockin' it out. KoRn was totally fuckin' awesome though. Got some awesome photos too. Jonathan looks DAMN good in a kilt. He can really blow those bagpipes too. It was totally fuckin' awesome to see them for the first time. My life is complete! :)


    Ahh man thats sucks the system went out

    "Death is but a door. Time is but a window. I'll be back"

  17. Re: Your First Korn Concert Experience!

    Sun, Jul 31, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    My first KoRn show i was 16 at the SYOTOS tour in portland. first show i was ever on the floor for. My ass was kicked! oh yea and munky threw me his very last pic of the night. framed that shit!

  18. Re: Your First Korn Concert Experience!

    Mon, Sep 5, 2011 at 8:41 AM

    I knew KoRn for a long time, since 1993-1994. But I'm in France, you know. And for one year, the only thing I had in my head were the songs that I've heard at this party were a guy bring back the demo KoRn had made (back in 93), and the first european tour they made was in 96 for the life is peachy tour... But I was sick and I missed it......

    So the first concert was in 2000 for the Issues Tour, in Lyon France. Mass Hysteria (a french nu-metal band) and P.O.D. were opening. But after P.O.D., Mass Hysteria cancelled, and we (my best friend and me) had to wait one hour after...! The longest hour of my entire life, lolll...

    And KoRn arrived... my heart was beating so strong... The first that I saw was Head, on the left of the scene, he started playin falling away from me.... Sooo magic !! And then Munky, Fieldy, Mike Bordin (David was injured) and finally Jon... I started cryin', and I was so happy, I could doin' what I want, headbangin', leave all my pain... I was free... My friend say to me (and all the times I'm goin' to a KoRn show it's like that) that I wasn't the same as he knows me (I knew him from 1 year old, it's like my brother)...

    After the show, we waitin' in the place, waitin' for the band like 30mns, but they didn't come.. We were 10 to wait... Finally, we leave the arena from the backstage. I was walkin', and I saw a man, hidden on the right, it was Munky, at 10 meters... I shouted to him "great show brother!', he said "thanx man!' After, I leave and at my right, again, there was a guy... It was Sonny of P.O.D., he was goin' to the tour bus... I spoke with him 2 mns... Really cool man, really ! I asked him if I could go in the tour bus, ahah !

    It was really good, really. It would be better if I had be abble to met all the band, but it was good for me!
    Today, all the times (it's the road to go to the skatapark of my town) I pass right here, i'm thinking of it !
    _______________________________________________
    "Living a life that seems to be... A lost reality..."
    "...I'm tired to be what you want me to be..."
    "...Kentucky fried kung-pao clits..."

  19. Re: Your First Korn Concert Experience!

    Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 12:01 PM

    I first saw Korn in June 2004 in Glasgow, Scotland.

    I saw three of my favourite bands that day all for the first time, Slipknot, Korn and Metallica.

    The 'negative' thing I took from that day was that Slipknot played before Korn and it since it was the first time seeing them and they are my all time favourite band I went a little too mental with the windmill head banging and by the time Korn came on I couldnt move my head or neck at all, so more or less spent just watching korn instead of going ape sh*t like I planned.

    Dan
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    I Will Never Run Away
    Places Inside
    My Heart Screams Inside With Pride

  20. Re: Your First Korn Concert Experience!

    Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 11:48 PM

    My first korn concert , it was last 29th june in rome

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